Artist: Ann Candler

Artist Statement

In my representational oil paintings, I paint landscape, water and cityscape scenes that I am drawn to, starting with their inherently interesting compositions and examining what I want to express in the artwork.  I use the representational framework as an opportunity to study color undertones and relationships, light patterns, structural elements, and the process of translating atmosphere and experience to a painting.  Moments captured in a painting at times become allegorical, becoming symbols of broader, more universal human themes.